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Turnbull plans more energy policy changes amid internal pressure

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull outlines further changes to his national energy policy amid increasing pressure from within his own party.

Coles blames IT glitch after stores forced to shut their doors

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"IT problems" which left some Coles stores across the country unable to open their doors on Sunday morning are now fixed, the supermarket giant says.

6.3 quake jolts Lombok causing landslides, panic

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A strong earthquake jolts the Indonesian island of Lombok, causing landslides as it tries to recover from a quake earlier this month that killed 460 people.

New Zealand's Minister for Women cycles to hospital to give birth

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New Zealand's Minister for Women, Anne Genter, reveals she rode her bike to Auckland City Hospital to give birth because there "wasn't enough room in the car".

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UK underestimating rise of far-right extremism, ex-counter-terror boss warns

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The former head of counter terrorism for the UK's Metropolitan Police warns of a growing threat from right-wing extremists in the country, citing four far-right terror plots foiled last year.

Fire crew 'very lucky' to survive as out-of-control grass fire damages tanker

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Rural fire volunteers are forced to run for their lives as an out of control grass fire in northern New South Wales suddenly changes direction, moving towards their truck. One crew member remained inside the truck which suffered extensive…

Video shows record-breaking, rare 12km-high fire tornado that killed California firefighter

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An official report describes in chilling detail the intensity of a rare Californian churning tornado filled with fire, the size of three football fields.

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Roosters stumble against Raiders as Bulldogs pip Warriors

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The Raiders rob the Roosters the chance to stay on top of the NRL ladder with a 14-12 triumph, while a late field goal gives the Bulldogs a 27-26 win over the Warriors.

NRL propose coaches association as crisis continues

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NRL chief Todd Greenberg proposes a coaches association to help provide support and guidance to under-fire coaches as the merry-go-round continues.

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'Too late to leave': Emergency warning issued as Salt Ash bushfire intensifies

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An emergency warning has been issued as the Salt Ash bushfire, in New South Wales' Hunter region, intensifies again. People in the area have been warned to take shelter as the fire approaches — it is too late to leave.

AFL live: Demons beat Eagles to make finals as Crows host Kangaroos

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The Demons confirm a spot in the AFL finals with a heart-stopping win over the Eagles in the west, as the Crows and Kangaroos finish off round 22 in Adelaide. Get live scores, stats and streams in our ScoreCentre.

Israel Folau ruled out of Bledisloe Cup game two

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Israel Folau is ruled out of the second Bledisloe Cup game in Auckland after suffering an ankle injury, giving coach Michael Cheika a headache as the Wallabies look to hit back against the All Blacks.

Victorians to get half-price solar panels under Government scheme

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Victorians will be able to install solar panels on their home for half price under a $1.24 billion plan announced by the Andrews Government ahead of the upcoming state election.

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British Parliament crash driver charged with trying to kill police

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Salih Khater, whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament, is charged with attempted murder, London police say.

#MeToo in China: Buddhist monk resigns, TV star sues as movement makes a comeback

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A high-ranking Buddhist monk, a famous television presenter and the head of an NGO are some of the latest men to be publicly accused of sexual offences in China.

What is Ambien, the drug name-dropped by Elon Musk?

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When Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist comment, she initially blamed Ambien. Now Elon Musk has name-dropped the drug in an emotional interview with the New York Times. So what is it and why does it keep making the news?

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Reward offered to solve brutal 2013 sexual assault in Melbourne

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A new mother was walking home from a night out with friends in North Melbourne five years ago when she was violently sexually assaulted. Now there is a $500,000 reward for information to find the man responsible.

Analysis: August is the cruellest month for markets, will history repeat?

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Even a good August is often a bleak time for investors. So far markets have dodged a calamity, but there are couple of weeks to go and the risks are building.

One of Australia's earliest Vietnamese immigrants goes in search of family history

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Veronica Lam arrived in Darwin by boat in 1977 — more than 40 years later she returns to uncover details of her family history.

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Analysis: Darts is no longer a pub sport, so why is it so popular?

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Darts used to be little more than a pub sport, now players tour the world, playing in packed arenas for big pay cheques. But why has the sport become so popular?

When the Antcliffs decided to build a new home, it was time for mum to move back in

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Forget about adults moving back in with their parents, there's a new multi-generational housing trend changing the way we live — and this time it's baby boomers choosing to move back in with their grown-up kids.

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Both a whitefella and a proud Indigenous man: Growing up in 'shades of grey'

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Ever since he was little, Bruce Martin has moved between the remote Indigenous community where his mum lives, and the cities where his dad lives. Their story is "not all black and white" — and it's given him a unique perspective on…

'A real-life thriller': An epic high-seas chase and the hunt for a criminal kingpin

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The Thunder, the world's most notorious poaching ship, raked in millions in illegal profits. Its round-the-world bid to evade capture made history — and exposed a murky web of crime and corruption on land.

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The Australian Ballet heads to the outback to inspire children in classical dance

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Australia's national ballet company heads 130 kilometres west of Alice Springs to the Aboriginal township of Ntaria to inspire children and a pop-up mini performance of Coppelia.

Solar boom 'bringing hundreds of jobs' to rural Queensland

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A renewable energy boom is reinvigorating the Darling Downs local economy but although some landholders are eager to be involved, not all residents are pleased about the new developments.

WA winemaker in battle with Peru over its national drink

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When a Margaret River winemaker began distilling white wine into a brandy-like liquor, he didn't realise it would be the start of a legal battle with Peru over the use of the name Pisco.

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'We've been warned': Swelling Northern Hemisphere heatwaves bring unprecedented fires

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Firefighters in Sweden and California are dealing with record bushfires on the back of a sweltering northern summer, with foreign reinforcements being brought in to assist overwhelmed local authorities. Those on the ground say changes need…

Putin shows off dance moves at Austrian minister's wedding before Merkel talks

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Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm-in-arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

RAAF warplane's engine 'destroyed itself', causing $120 million fire

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Senior military figures describe the "most serious incident of its kind for the Australian Air Force in more than 25 years", praising two pilots for their expert response to a dramatic engine malfunction that saw their advanced warplane…

If the universe makes your head spin, this quiz is extreme

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Do you ever feel dizzy when you think of the incomprehensible scale of space? Let's see if our quiz gives you cosmic vertigo.

Death toll rises to 43 as thousands attend state funeral for Genoa bridge collapse victims

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Italy mourns the victims of the collapse of a motorway bridge in the northern city of Genoa with a state funeral as reports emerge that rescue workers have found four more bodies in the rubble.

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'We have their backs': Government dramatically ramps up drought funding

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In an admission of the size and scope of the current drought crisis gripping parts of the nation, the Federal Government will today announce a significant increase in the funding available for struggling communities.

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UN flies flag at half mast as world mourns death of Kofi Annan

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Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations, is remembered as "a towering global leader" as tributes pour in from everyone from Vladimir Putin to Sesame Street.

Wallabies go down to All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup opener

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The All Blacks show their class yet again with a convincing 38-13 victory over the Wallabies in the opening Bledisloe Cup Test at Sydney's Olympic stadium.